Category Archives: museums

Virtually NYC’s best collections…

Summer is the time of lounging and hiding from the heat.  Recent museum initiatives to digitize their collections allow one to browse these collections from the comfort of one’s own comfy sofa. I love this shift towards image availability because … Continue reading

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Cinderella, the Sasenach, and other fantasies

Who doesn’t love a ball and a wedding?  Especially fantasy ones… http://tinyurl.com/k8cmvkt Cinderella’s ball gown caught my eye on the billboards, and I’m dying to see the movie.  I was also dying to see the gown’s construction.  It’s interesting that … Continue reading

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Old silk, old roads, old habits

Last week, I came across an article which highlights some recent textile finds in Milan.   These relics are associated with the early Christian Saint Ambrose, who was elected bishop of the city of Milan in 374 C.E. What makes … Continue reading

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The Future, as imagined in the past

So today I got an email from the British Museum, which has several really nifty blogs. http://www.britishmuseum.org/blog.aspx?ref=header Not surprising, because they are a museum full of very nifty things.  Someone on staff had found an article, written in 1969, thinking … Continue reading

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